Before he was roasting presidents at White House correspondents’ dinners, and before he had his own TV show, Stephen Colbert co-wrote and co-starred in Strangers With Candy, the weirdly funny Comedy Central series featuring Amy Sedaris as a 46-year-old high-school freshman. A movie version, actually a prequel to the TV show, was completed in 2004 but languished without a distributor for some time. It’s finally set for release through ThinkFilm, and you can check out the trailer here. The buzz around Colbert should help the movie’s chances, although as Chris points out over at Movie Marketing Madness, there seems to be little effort so far to put him at the front of the marketing. And by the way, if you want to thank Colbert for his performance on Saturday night, go here.
—Posted by Tim Nudd